Sania enters women’s doubles semifinals of Hobart International

Hobart International, Sania Mirza, Nadiia Kichenok, Vania King, Christina McHale, WTA circuit
The Indian tennis ace, who is partnering with Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenok, defeated the American duo of Vania King and Christina McHale 6-2 4-6 10-4 in the quarterfinals. Photo: @HobartTennis/Twitter

Sania Mirza continued her winning run on international comeback as she progressed to the women’s doubles semifinals of the Hobart International on Thursday (January 16).

The Indian tennis ace, who is partnering with Ukraine’s Nadiia Kichenok, defeated the American duo of Vania King and Christina McHale 6-2 4-6 10-4 in the quarterfinals.

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In a match that was tied at 1-1, the fifth seed Indo-Ukranian duo put up dominating performance to prevail in the tie-break on her return to the WTA circuit after two years.

They will now lock horns against the Slovenian-Czech pair of Tamara Zidansek and Marie Bouzkova.

The 33-year-old Sania, who last played at China Open in October 2017, battled injury breakdowns before taking a formal break to give birth to her son Izhaan.

(With inputs from agencies)

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